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In Memoriam: Kitty Wilson

A mainstay of the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, performing here for 13 years, "Washboard Kitty" Wilson lost her long battle with cancer on July 9th. Her energy, enthusiam, and of course her delightful accompaniment will be greatly missed.

Thanks to all the musicians, volunteers, sponsors and fans for making the 18th Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival a success!

The 19th annual Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, August 11 through 13, 2017.

The next Mother Lode Ragtime Society meeting will be on Saturday, 24 September 2016, at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium, 51 Main St in Sutter Creek, Calif. Music begins at 7 p.m. In Tom Brier's absence, Elliott Adams, Julia Riley, Jack Kersh, and Damit Senanayake will be on hand to provide lots of good music. As always, we hope that others will show up to lend a hand. All are welcome to listen or play.

The Mother Lode Ragtime Society, which sponsors the Festival, generally meets the third Saturday of odd months (Jan - Mar - May - Jul - Sept) except November when we're attending the West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento. In addition to our Ragtime Festival in August, we also host or co-sponsor special ragtime events in the Mother Lode throughout the year. Please select the Mother Lode Ragtime Society in the above menu for more details.

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About Sutter Creek

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Sutter Creek, population 2,800, is considered one of the most charming and possibly the most visited of California's gold-mining villages. It is located at 1,200 feet elevation in the heart of the Mother Lode on Historic Highway 49 in Amador County, California.

Driving time is two hours from San Jose, one hour from Sacramento, and about two-and-one-half hours from San Francisco.

Sutter Creek, as well as the nearby towns of Amador City and Jackson, have retained much of their Gold Rush Era charm while providing a wide variety of fascinating sites for history buffs and wonderful stores for shoppers. Antique, art, glassware, and clothing shops abound, and culinary treats range from fresh baked goods and coffee, pizza and burgers, to full gourmet dinners. Amador County also boasts of an ever-growing number of award-winning wineries, so if you're into feasting on wine and cheese, you will not be disappointed.

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